In a photo of him playing guitar in a recording studio, Timberlake posted the information on a computer screen in the foreground that read, "The 20/20 Experience (2 of 2) Sept. 30th." And, a month later, he will kick off a solo world tour in support of both albums, taking the stage on October 31 in Montreal at the Bell Centre. With more shows to be added later, the current slate of gigs include stops in Nashville, St. Louis, Las Vegas, Dallas, Denver and Orlando, Florida, through February 10.
No track listing, or official title, has been announced for the 10-track sequel album, but Timberlake confirmed it was coming out during an interview with Ryan Seacrest in March, saying, "Let me clear a rumor up. The news that this is only the first half of the album, that's true. That's all I'm going to say!"
After a six-year break between new albums, this will be Timberlake's second new disc in seven months. The first 20/20 album debuted at #1 and fell just short of crashing the million mark when it sold 968,000 copies. It has moved more than 1.6 million copies in six weeks on the charts and has stayed in the top three the entire time.
Producer/songwriter Jerome "J-Roc" Harmon recent spilled a bit of information about the second album to Billboard, telling the magazine that it will be a mix of new songs and previously unreleased material from the first album's sessions.
"Before we came to the 10 [songs on The 20/20 Experience] that he wanted and the two bonus tracks, we had over 30, 40 tracks," Harmon said. "So I think he's going to go in, and we're going to take some of the stuff that we've already done, and of course create more music at the same time."
Timberlake's first tour in six years will touch down in North America, Europe, South America and Australia after he warms up with "Suit & Tie" collaborator Jay-Z for their Legends of the Summer stadium tour, slated to kick off on July 17 in Toronto. No support acts have been announced for the solo dates.
Justin Timberlake tour dates:
»10/31 - Montreal, QC @ Bell Centre
»11/13 - Raleigh, NC @ PNC Arena
»11/15 - Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone Arena
»11/16 - Columbus, OH @ Nationwide Arena
»11/18 - Memphis, TN @ Fedex Forum
»11/19 - St. Louis, MO @ Scottrade Center
»11/21 - Tulsa, OK @ BOK Center
»11/29 - Las Vegas, NV @ MGM Grand Garden Arena
»12/2 - Phoenix, AZ @ US Airways
»12/4 - Dallas, TX @ American
»12/5 - Houston, TX @ Toyota Center
»12/11 - Indianapolis, IN @ Bankers Life Fieldhouse
»12/12 - Cleveland, OH @ Quicken Loans Arena
»12/14 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Consol Energy Center
»12/15 - Louisville, KY @ KFC Yum! Center
»12/17 - Atlanta, GA @ Philips Arena
»12/19 - Orlando, FL @ Amway Center
»1/13 - Edmonton, AB @ Rexall Place
»1/17 - Seattle, WA @ Key Arena
»1/22 - Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center
»2/7 - Fargo, ND @ FARGODOME
»2/9 - St. Paul, MN @ Xcel Energy
»2/10 - Omaha, NE @ CenturyLink Center